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Parallel expressions in IELTS – examples

Before looking at this page, we recommend looking at the parallel expressions page first. In the IELTS test (especially in the reading), finding the correct answer often depends on understanding that the same sentence can ...
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IELTS speaking model answer – Enjoyed doing as a child

IELTS speaking model answer - Enjoyed doing as a child Describe something you enjoyed doing as a child This section of the site is for model answers on Part Two topic cards. If you have ...
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Writing good topic sentences for IELTS

Writing a good topic sentence for IELTS To write in a clear and logical way, the first sentence of your paragraph should define what the rest of the paragraph will be discussing. For example: Tighter ...
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TEXT COMPLETION QUESTIONS IN IELTS IELTS READING: Home office

TEXT COMPLETION QUESTIONS IN IELTS IELTS READING This is a text completion exercise. Before you begin, we recommend you take a look at the Text completion information page. The home office A Can you feel ...
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IELTS listening multiple choice questions practice exercise 1

IELTS listening multiple choice questions practice exercise 1 Before attempting this exercise, make sure you have read this page about multiple choice questions in IELTS listening. Listen to the recording and answer the 6 questions ...
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Giving and justifying opinions for IELTS speaking

Giving and justifying opinions for IELTS speaking The IELTS speaking test is like most conversations.  If you give an opinion, you should justify it, and if possible, offer a reason, solution or speculation. For example: ...
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Tips for IELTS listening

Tips for IELTS listening On this page are tips for listening in the IELTS test. If you have a question or a tip that you think would benefit others, let us know using the message ...
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An introduction to the IELTS listening test (Page 2)

An introduction to the IELTS listening test (page 2) Before starting this lesson, make sure you have completed page 1. This page begins with the video below, then some comprehension questions. Video 2 of 2 ...
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An introduction to the IELTS listening test

An introduction to the IELTS listening test Before you begin this lesson, you will need to know the meaning of the words below as they are part of the lesson. TRANSFER: (verb) To move from ...
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Preparing a plan for Task 1

Preparing a plan for Task 1 NOTE: This post is for the Academic Module writing test NOTE 2: Click here for a lesson preparing a plan for Task 2 As with any formal writing, it ...
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Task 2 IELTS writing – the basics Page 3

Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics Page 3 Before starting this lesson, make sure you've seen page 1 and page 2. In the final page in this lesson, we will look at what might ...
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Task 2 IELTS writing – the basics Page 2

Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics Page 2 Before starting this lesson, make sure you've seen page 1. On the previous page, you answered some questions about Task 2. On this page, we will ...
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Task 2 IELTS writing – the basics

Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics Before you begin this lesson, you will need to know the meaning of the words below as they are part of the lesson. POINT OF VIEW: (noun phrase) ...
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Task 1 the basics (General Training) Page 2

Task 1 the basics (General Training) Page 2 Before starting this lesson, make sure you've seen page 1. On the previous page, we have looked at the aims of Task 1, what you need to ...
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Task 1 the basics (General Training)

Task 1 the basics (General Training) Before you begin this lesson, you will need to know the meaning of the words below as they are part of the lesson. INSTRUCTIONS: What you have to do ...
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Common errors in IELTS writing – ‘government’

Common errors in IELTS writing - 'government' Using the correct words in your IELTS test can make the difference between succeeding and having to resit the test, so make sure you've got the right word ...
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Listening test #1

Free IELTS listening test 4 Section 3

Free IELTS listening test 4 Section 3 Jump back to Section 1 | Jump back to Section 2 | Jump to Section 4 Note: all of the question types, timings and pauses between recordings in ...
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Listening test #1

Free IELTS listening test 4 Section 4

Free IELTS listening test 4 Section 4 Jump back to Section 1  | Jump back to Section 2  |  Jump back to Section 3 Note: all of the question types, timings and pauses between recordings ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 033

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 33 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graphs below show three exports from South East Asia and the four sources of revenue for 1970 ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 032

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 32 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph shows typical levels in enthusiasm, confidence and ability of students attending a ten-week IELTS course. Write ...
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6 common errors when writing an introduction to IELTS Task 2

When writing an introduction to your Task 2 essay, there are a number of points you need to include (take a look at this page). On this page, we will focus on 6 of the ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 045

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 45 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Attitude is ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 044

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 44 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Drug addiction ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 031

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 31 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The diagram below shows the process of publishing a book. Write a report for a university lecturer describing ...
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Tips for the day of your IELTS speaking test

Tips for the day of your IELTS speaking test So the day has finally arrived - it's test day! Depending on the test centre you are taking your test in, you might have the speaking ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 043

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 43 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Traffic congestion ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 042

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 42 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Children watch ...
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Writing an introduction to Task 1 (Academic)

Writing an introduction to Task 1 (Academic) Getting the introduction right in Task 1 is very important, as it is the first thing the examiner will see of your writing and they will start forming ...
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TEXT COMPLETION QUESTIONS: Mark Inglis (reading)

Text completion questions practice This is a text completion exercise. Before you begin, we recommend you take a look at the Text completion information page. Read the text below and complete the questions that follow ...
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Text completion IELTS reading

Text completion IELTS reading Text completion questions in IELTS are one of the most common question types. You need to be able to complete either a sentence or a short summary of the text, using ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 041

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 41 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Journalists often ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 040

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 40 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: As we ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 039

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 39 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: A course ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 038

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 38 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: What factors ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 037

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 37 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: The number ...
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IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 3

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 7 Letter 3

IELTS General Task 1 sample answer Band 7 Letter 3 Band score: approximately 7.0 Format: General Training Task: Task 1 The IELTS writing sample answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 3 Band score: approximately 5.0 Task: Task 2 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the word or words ...
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CLASSIFYING QUESTIONS: Airlines (reading)

If you have not done so already, you should start by reviewing the video lessons on classifying here. Now practice with a full length example Read the text then classify the statements that follow. National ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 5)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 5) Go back to page 1 | Go back to page 2 | Go back to page 3 | Go back to page 4 In this final page for ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 4)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 4) Go back to page 1 | Go back to page 2 | Go back to page 3 On this page, we will be applying the 6 steps recommend ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 3)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 3) Go back to page 1 | Go back to page 2 Now practice with this matching style question (classifying style questions are on the next page). Read the ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 2)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 2) Click here for page 1 In the previous page, we look at the similarities between matching and classifying question in the IELTS reading test. Now we will look ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 030

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 30 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table shows the amount of coal used by different sectors in the UK. Write a report for ...
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CLASSIFYING QUESTIONS: Quantum neurology (reading)

CLASSIFYING QUESTIONS: Quantum neurology Read the text below and answer the CLASSIFYING questions that follow. After checking your answers, you should also look at the vocabulary section for this text at the bottom of the ...
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Reading test #3

Free IELTS Academic Reading test 5 Section 1

Free IELTS Academic Reading test 5 Section 1 Go to Section 2  | Go to Section 3 This free IELTS reading test (Academic Module) has the same question types, content style, length and difficulty as ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading

Classifying questions in IELTS reading Classifying questions are similar to matching questions – the questions are in statement format, and you need to decide which of a limited number of options each statement relates to ...
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TRUE, FALSE, NOT GIVEN: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (reading)

Read the text below and answer the TRUE, FALSE, NOT GIVEN questions that follow. After checking your answers, you should also look at the vocabulary section for this text at the bottom of the page ...
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The 3 parts of a Task 2 IELTS writing question

The 3 parts of a Task 2 IELTS writing question Task II writing questions can often be divided into different parts. Commonly, these are: 1. a situation which is generally accepted as being true 2 ...
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6 tips for making notes in Part 2 speaking

6 tips for making notes in Part 2 speaking Here's an example of a topic card used in Part Two of the IELTS speaking test: Describe your favourite leisure activity. You should say: what it ...
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IELTS vocabulary

Vocabulary for IELTS – the letter A set 1

Vocabulary for IELTS - the letter A (set 1) In order to get a good result in your IELTS test, it is essentially to have wide range of vocabulary. Regardless of whether you are preparing ...
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